Saturday, 25 August 2007

Friday, July 21, 1950

               W  L  Pct GB
Yakima ...... 56 39 .589 —
Tacoma ...... 54 39 .581 1
Wenatchee ... 55 41 .573 1
Tri-City .... 53 43 .552 3½
Salem ....... 40 51 .440 14
Victoria .... 41 54 .432 15
Spokane ..... 41 54 .432 15
Vancouver ... 38 55 .409 17

KENNEWICK, July 21—The surging Tri-City Braves inched closer to top spot in the Western International league Friday night by beating Tacoma, 9 to 5.
The Tigers blew a four-run lead but still clung to a 5 to 4 advantage in the seventh. Then their pitching staff fell apart and Tri-City scored five times.
Hunk Anderson, who replaced starter Gil Loust on the mound for Tacoma, walked Jim Warner to open the Braves' seventh. Clint Cameron punched a single and Buddy Peterson followed suit to score Warner with the tying run.
Nick Pesut then drew a base on balls to fill the bases and Neil Bryant laced out a single to score two more runs. Bob Kerrigan took over on the mound at that point
but it didn't make much difference. Faber greeted him with a single and pitcher Jim Olsen hit another single to bring home runs eight and nine.
Tacoma ....... 031 100 000—5 12 1
Tri-City ....... 003 100 50x—9 17 0
Loust, Anderson (4), Kerrigan (6), Brillheart (8) and Sheets; Stone, Olsen (3) and Pesut.

YAKIMA, [Victoria Colonist, July 22]—Even the Yakima Bears are doing it to the Victoria Athletics these says. After losing nine of the first ten games to the A’s, the Bears made it three in a row at Yakima last night, as they outlasted a ninth-inning rally to take a 5-4 decision.
It was the 22nd one-run loss for the A’s this season and their fourth consecutive setback of the current road trip, which started after a three-game win streak at home last week.
Once again, it was an unearned tally which set hard-luck Aldon Wilkie down to defeat. Shortstop Charlie Bell again had the first-inning jitters and booted the first play he had and it resulted in Yakima’s first run—a tally which later proved to be the margin of victory.
Centrefielder Bill McCawley proved the Victoria nemesis last night. He batted in three runs with a homer, triple and single and saved the day in the ninth with a great catch of a hard-hit ball by Bob McGuire with two men on.
The A’s countered Yakima’s first-inning score in the third when McGuire singled, Junior Krug doubled and Jim Moore send in McGuire with a hit, all of it happening after two were out.
The Bears came back in their half for three runs when McCawley singled in one run and Lou Novikoff plated two with another single. McCawley then provided what proved to be the winning run in the fifth when he hit his home run after McGuire had doubled Bell home with the A’s second run in the fourth.
Bill Dunn and Al Ronning singled to open the Victoria ninth. Jim Wert, who was replaced by Krug at first base last night, batted for Wilkie and struck out. Then came McCawley’s catch of McGuire’s bid for extra bases which would have scored two runs and left the tying run in scoring position. Dunn scored after the catch and Ronning came over when Krug came through with his second hit. Moore popped out to end the game.
The win extended Yakima’s lead to a game and a half with Tacoma taking a 9-3 defeat from the fast-moving Tri-City Braves.
Victoria ........ 001 100 001—4 9 2
Yakima ......... 103 010 00x—5 10 1
Wilkie and Ronning; Bradford and Tiesiera.

WENATCHEE, July 21—The Wenatchee Chiefs gamed a split in a doubleheader with the Salem Senators here Friday night by taking the second game 8 to 3.
Salem won the opener 3-1 behind the four-hit pitching of righthander Ray McNulty. Salem first baseman Bob Goldstein had a perfect three for three at the platr in the opening game to lead the Salem attack.
In the nightcap, Wenachee got off to a five-run lead in the first three innings and coasted in for the victory. Walt Pocekay and Jerry Ballard hit home runs for Wenatchee during the twin bill.
First Game (Seven Innings)
Salem ............ 001 100 1—3 6 0
Wenatchee ..... 000 001 0—1 4 2
McNulty and Beard; Ragni and Len Neal.
Second Game
Salem .............. 002 000 100—3 5 3
Wenatchee ....... 014 300 00x—8 12 2
Burak, Lineberger (3), Cherry (7) and Beard, Allison (7); Dahle and Len Neal.

SPOKANE [Vancouver Province, July 22]—Vancouver Capilanos made a desperate bid to close on their nearest rivals—seventh-place Spokane Indians—Friday night.
And in their usual capricious fashion, wound up right where they started.
[They went at it for 4½ hours in a long double-header Friday night and broke even, the Caps winning the opener 6 to 3 and the Indians the nightcap 10 to 8.]
Things looked mighty rosy after the seven-inning opener. Bob Bruenner, who had lost seven straight starts for the Caps, came through with a win. Bruenner even scored the first run in the third inning. He doubled, advanced on Ray Tran’s single and svored when Reg Clarkson’s grounder was fumbled.
Manager Bill Brenner came through in the fifth with a double, Ray Tran walked, Clarkson and Dick Sinovic pounded out singles and the games were theirs’, putting them 1½ games behind Spokane.
But in the second end of the double header, Indians, led by Frank Matoh, had two big four-run innings—the third and the sixth—and Caps were once more solidly incarcerated in the Western International League’s lowest dungeon.
Bud Beasley, Vancouver starting pitcher in the second game, was taken out during the first Spokane outburst and Kevin King came in. He was lifted in favor of Bob McLean, the left-handed first baseman who did better than either of the two regular hurlers.
McLean gave only one hit in 2 1-3 innings.
Dick Bishop went all the way on the mound for Spokane, though he gave the 2400 fans some anxious moments when he let in two Vancouver runs.
First Game (Seven Innings)
Vancouver .......... 001 030 2—6 8 1
Spokane ............. 001 001 1—3 10 2
BruEnner, Snyder (7) and Brenner; Yerkes and Rossi.
Second Game
Vancouver ........ 220 020 202—8 14 2
Spokane ........... 014 014 00x—10 14 2
Beasley, King (3), McLean (6) and Heisner; Bishop and Courage.

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